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Cost to replace push rod seals
09/03/18 at 13:14:40
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After 36 years on the road, the old LS will shortly need new push rod seals. As I do not have the facilities, time or know how to do the job myself I am wondering if anyone has an idea what the cost might be from an independent "expert" mechanic.

I sort of know the answer is somewhat indeterminate, given our disparate geographic locations, but a ballpark figure or even an hour rate based on the "Book" would do.

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Re: Cost to replace push rod seals
Reply #1 - 09/03/18 at 15:00:57
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I would say about 3-4 hours labor and $100 in parts .
If the exhaust nuts have never been removed and had anti-seize compound applied, things may not go smooth .
Hopefully the mechanic will cut the exhaust nuts off and replace them .
  

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Re: Cost to replace push rod seals
Reply #2 - 09/03/18 at 22:52:27
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Check with Max BMW, they seem to like Airheads and  they have a youtube video they put together when they built an R90S from the parts system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmVBNSjjrRo
  

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Re: Cost to replace push rod seals
Reply #3 - 09/04/18 at 11:06:50
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I've done it .. twice.  Make sure you get the correct seals for your engine model.  It would have been quicker for me if I had a ring compressor.  It was a relatively easy job, just a fair amount of taking stuff apart.  I agree with Bob's labor estimate.
  

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Reply #4 - 09/05/18 at 09:53:11
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Many thanks for the quick replies. I now have an idea when I get it done.

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